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Eastern Ghouta fell after a brutal military operation and a series of similar evacuation deals brokered by regime ally Russia that saw tens of thousands of residents bussed to northern Syria. More than 350,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the start of Syria's civil war in 2011 with ...
People walk in a street during a media tour in Douma near Damascus, Syria April 23, 2018. REUTERS/ Ali Hashisho Monzer Shekally, a senior at the University of Iowa, at The Gazette in Iowa City on Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018. (Stephen Mally/The Gazette) School children are seen in front of their school ... war
The Syrian government and rebels have reached a deal to evacuate opposition fighters from an area of southern Damascus near the site of a ... More than 350,000 people have been killed and millions displaced since the start of Syria's civil war in 2011 with a deadly crackdown on anti-government protests. government
The US, British and French missile strikes designed to punish Assad for the use of chemical weapons have done nothing to slow the advance of his forces, now in their strongest position since the early months of the seven-year war. Efforts to investigate the chemical attack in Douma on 7 April have been ...

SYRIA-DAMASCUS-DOUMA-WAR-AFTERMATH. A Syrian man walks through the damaged street in Douma district, east of the capital Damascus, Syria, on April 20, 2018. (Xinhua/Hummam Sheikh Ali) ...
“A child, about three years old, wearing a red t-shirt and shorts,” the policeman Bassam said to the Head of the Police Department in the al-Qanawat neighborhood in the capital Damascus, stressing that a telegram must be generalized about a lost child, who passersby had brought to the department.
Instead Dr Thiel argued the Saturday missile strike set the stage for later events to occur – namely the destruction of Damascus and the US by a European Power which will serve as a catalyst for World War Three. All of this will supposedly happen just before the Great Tribulation, a period of intense famine, ...
On April 13 in Washington, U.S. President Donald Trump ordered an attack against Syria's chemical weapon targets. Simultaneously in Japan, I was supervising a 24-hour war game on a crisis in the Korean Peninsula. This policy simulation event was organized by the Canon Institute for Global Studies ...
As US President Donald Trump promised to respond "forcefully" within "24 or 48 hours," people on the streets of Damascus went about daily life. And Syrian ... With the specter of an imminent US strike looming, Damascenes CNN spoke with said an attack couldn't be worse than the last seven years of war.
It followed a vow by President Trump to respond to an apparent chemical weapons attack by the Syrian government near Damascus on Saturday. It did not appear to have been in response to that event, raising the possibility that Israel had merely seized the opportunity to take out what it saw as a threat to ...
After my parents fled the war in Syria for Egypt in 2013, they did their best to recreate their old life. My mother, a stellar cook and hostess, arranged the living room in their new home in Cairo to resemble the one they'd left in Damascus, filling an elegant bowl on the coffee table with little chocolates wrapped ...
The song, a moving lament for those who've left their homeland behind, seemed a fitting choice for Bitar and the other musicians assembled one crisp morning at Damascus' opera house. As the last remaining members of the Syrian National Symphony Orchestra, they have watched seven years of civil war ...
At least 35 civilians have been killed in a rocket attack on a busy market in a government-held district of Syria's capital Damascus, state media report. Rebels in the besieged Eastern Ghouta region fired the rockets at Kashkoul, police told the Sana news agency. Six other civilians were injured in a separate ...
At least 26 civilians were killed Hamouria on Wednesday, the Observatory said earlier. The Syrian government, backed by its allies Iran and Russia, is determined to retake control of the once farming region just outside the Damascus, after seven years of war and bloodletting that has killed over 450,000 ...
... troops if US strikes Damascus. RUSSIA has issued a chilling warning to US President Donald Trump as the Syrian conflict threatens to spiral out of control as the Kremlin warned “Attack Damascus and we'll attack you”. By Ciaran McGrath. PUBLISHED: 18:28, Tue, Mar 13, 2018 | UPDATED: 18:50, Tue, Mar 13, 2018 ...

AfD lawmakers travel to 'normal' Damascus in attempt to encourage refugee returns ... Lawmakers from Germany's far-right AfD party were in Syria on Tuesday, expressing "surprise" at scenes of normal life in Damascus as they push their bid for Berlin to start sending refugees back to the war-torn country.
Described as the "bloodiest" day since a Russian-sponsored truce failed to stop the onslaught and since a UN Security Council resolution was unsuccessful at implementing a 30-day ceasefire, Syrian government forces resumed the shelling of the Damascus suburb for the 16th consecutive day on Tuesday ...
That being said, Naamat is sympathetic to Adam's hesitancy to forgive those who killed his friends and family. “We [in Damascus] can say the same thing. How can we forget those people who have killed our families, killed our friends? I have also lost loved ones,” she says. “If we don't forgive, this war is ...
Syria has been an obstacle to the long anticipated war with Iran for both the U.S. and Israel. There has been an economic war on Iran which has been in effect since the Iranian Revolution of 1979 with continued economic sanctions imposed primarily by the U.S. Their main objective is to ultimately turn Iran ...
Israeli warplanes have fired missiles at a Syrian military position near the capital, Damascus, Syrian media report. A Syrian military statement said its air defence systems blocked most of the missiles, but gave no further details. A monitor said ammunition depots in Jamraya were hit. It is the location of a ...
BEIRUT: Syrian regime air strikes have killed six civilians in southern Damascus where government forces are fighting the Daesh group, a war monitor said Wednesday. The six, including two men and their wives, were killed in the strikes on the Palestinian camp of Yarmuk late Tuesday, the ...
“Right now, this is a one-time shot,” Mattis said, “designed to set back the Syrian war machine's ability to produce chemical weapons.” He did note ... Assad is winning the war in Syria and has now turned his attention to retaking parts of the country he lost, especially the areas outside Damascus. A central ...
My driver Moutaz was upbeat during the drive from Beirut to Damascus. "My brother's son has come home after seven years in the army. I know of other soldiers also. Petrol is cheaper. The [Syrian] pound is 445 instead of 500 to the dollar." Cars crept past the checkpoint at the entrance to the capital and ... peace
The first target was the scientific research centre located in the greater Damascus area. “This military facility was the Syrian centre for the research, development, production and testing of chemical and biological warfare technology. “The second target was a chemical weapons storage facility west of Homs. peace
DAMASCUS, Syria -- President Trump may punish the Assad regime for an apparent chemical weapons attack that was carried out against civilians in Syria. While the threat of a U.S. military strike may be on minds there, it's not showing much. Medical student Khaled al-Anaz, 23, says he hasn't done ... peace
Syria's campaign in Eastern Ghouta has drawn international condemnation and an emergency UN ceasefire quickly failed to reign in its offensive on the Damascus suburb. The Syrian government has faced accusations of indiscriminate bombing of civilians, targeting of medical facilities and emergency ... peace
18, the Assad regime and its Russian allies abruptly ramped up attacks, launching one of the most intense bombing campaigns yet seen in a war that has become a complex patchwork of overlapping global interests. Turkey is fighting Kurdish forces in the north, Iran is building military bases in the south, while Russian ... peace
The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a Britain-based monitor of the civil war in Syria, told the French news agency AFP that some Israeli missiles hit ammunition depots near Jamaraya. The Israeli military did not comment on reports of the attack, which is its standing policy. The Israeli military reportedly ... peace
“In a dangerous situation in Syria, (Turkey) should not add war to war.” International law "is being violated by Turkey, by the Damascus regime, by Iran and those who are attacking eastern Ghouta and Idlib", he said. It comes after the French foreign minister said that all Iranian militia, including Hezbollah, ... peace
Israeli warplanes have fired missiles at a Syrian military position near the capital, Damascus, Syrian media report. A Syrian military statement said its air defence systems blocked most of the missiles, but gave no further details. A monitor said ammunition depots in Jamraya were hit. It is the location of a ... peace
Regime bombardment killed nearly 30 people in a rebel enclave near Damascus on Monday, as Syria's seven-year conflict left civilians paying a heavy price. Residents across several Syrian battlefronts have reported escalating bombardment and have accused Syrian troops of deploying toxic chemicals ... peace
The four-day exhibition features calligraphy, paintings as well as cartoons by Iranian artists - that depict war and resistance to "terrorism." The event was organized by the Iranian Culture Council in conjunction with the Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance, Organization of Islamic Culture and Relations ... peace
However, the regime in Damascus is not a direct military threat to the United States. Syria has no military capability to attack America. And to the extent that U.S. forces could be threatened by the Syrian military, it's only because they're within range of their weapons. According to a December 2017 Pentagon ... peace
Pro-Turkey Syrian fighters and Turkish troops secure the Bursayah hill, which separates the Kurdish-held enclave of Afrin from the Turkey-controlled town of Azaz, Syria, Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018. Turkish troops and allied Syrian fighters captured the strategic hill in northwestern Syria after intense fighting on ... peace
Laboratories working for the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons compared samples taken by a UN mission in the Damascus suburb of Ghouta after the August 21, 2013 attack, when hundreds of civilians died of sarin gas poisoning, to chemicals handed over by Damascus for destruction ... peace
The attack started when the rebels sent an explosive-laden vehicle, targeting the Vehicle Management base in the city of Harasta in Eastern Ghouta. The sound of the explosion was clearly heard in the eastern part of Damascus. The activists said the vehicle tore through the base, while the War Media, the ... peace
Al Jazeera's Stefanie Dekker, reporting near the Turkish-Syrian border, said Eastern Ghouta's proximity to Damascus underlines the importance of the area to the government of Bashar al-Assad. It is reported that the region "has the worst cases of malnutrition in the entirety of the Syrian war", our ... peace
Russian air power headed off a rebel takeover of Damascus, secured the westward route from the capital to the Mediterranean, and helped recapture all of Syria's largest city, Aleppo. Pro-Assad forces have now regained territory in southern and central Syria, most of the Damsacus suburbs, and the ... peace
Russian air power headed off a rebel takeover of Damascus, secured the westward route from the capital to the Mediterranean, and helped recapture all of Syria's largest city, Aleppo. Pro-Assad forces have now regained territory in southern and central Syria, most of the Damsacus suburbs, and the ... peace
Kurdish authorities in Syria's northern Afrin enclave have called on Syrian troops to defend the region's border, as a Turkish offensive continues there. They said the "aim of this (Turkish) aggression is to cut more Syrian land by occupying Afrin". Turkish-led forces began their assault in Syria's north-west on ... peace
And the Russians, Iranians and Hezbollah militia are also still in the country. The Israelis are bombing suspected Hezbollah positions in Damascus. So, what are we to make of the claim that Assad has won the war, militarily, and yet the fighting continues? What exactly is at stake here, who are the players ... peace
In neighbouring Idlib Province, Syrian regime forces, backed by Russian air strikes, are gradually seizing territory from the former al-Qaeda offshoot Hay'at Tahrir al-Sham (HTS) and displacing hundreds-of-thousands of Syrians, many of whom had already fled from elsewhere in the war-torn country into that ... peace
Nine civilians, including a three-year-old child, were killed by mortars fired by rebel fighters at the Syrian capital Damascus on Monday, state media say. Another 21 people were wounded in the attack on Bab Touma, a predominantly Christian district of the Old City. Police said the shellfire came from the ... peace
Sumaya Bairuty, 38, an English-language teacher who works in the capital Damascus, walks to her parents house in the war-damaged Bab Dreib neighborhood of Homs, Syria, Wednesday, Jan. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)Sumaya Bairuty, 38, an English-language teacher who works in the capital ... peace
Syria's regime has said troops and militia fighters have won back Abu Duhur airbase in Idlib, which sees Damascus in control of a key military installation in the rebel-held province. ... Syria's war began when the regime suppressed peaceful protests leading to an armed uprising against Bashar al-Assad. peace
Beirut: A Syrian government bombardment killed 16 civilians across the besieged opposition enclave of Eastern Ghouta, a monitor group said. Eastern Ghouta has been under government siege since 2013 and its estimated 4,00,000 inhabitants are suffering severe shortages of food and medicine. peace
Moreover, the U.S. has announced plans to create a 30,000-man Border Security Force of Kurds and Arabs to keep ISIS out of Syria. Erdogan has branded this BSF a “terror army,” and President Bashar Assad of Syria has called BSF members “traitors.” This U.S. plan to create a BSF inside Syria, Damascus ... peace
Since the al-Assad regime has won the civil war, it does not feel it needs to make a grand political compromise with the rebels, who only have three significant pockets of resistance left: Idlib Province in the north, the East Ghouta neighborhood in the vicinity of Damascus, and Deraa south of the capital. peace


 

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